150 Department of External Affairs to Jackson
Cablegram 38 , CANBERRA, 28 May 1948
The time seems appropriate to introduce a resolution pointing out that since candidates elected by 10th May ballot cannot constitute National Government the Commission cannot, at this stage, carry out paragraphs 3, 4 of the Assembly's second resolution. The Provisional Assembly resulting from elections should be considered a purely consultative body for the purposes of the Assembly's first resolution.
The Commission's future course of action should therefore be along following lines:
(i) Report to General Assembly on the election of Provisional Assembly.
(ii) Initiate consultations with elected representatives regarding attainment of freedom and independence of Korean people. In particular such consultations should endeavour to find means acceptable to both North and South of arranging for the unification of all Korea.
Please report on Commission's reactions to proposals outlined.
[AA : A1838, 852/20/4, III]